Pop Quiz, Hotshot! Do More People Walk/Bike To Work Or Work From Home?

Water cooler conversation is almost as vital as water itself.

Working According to Our Circadian Rhythms

Here’s my ideal work schedule: Wake up at 6:30 a.m., and start reading the news while having a cup of coffee.

Whatever Happened to Overtime

OT is going the way of the dodo

Spaniards Considering Switching to the 9-to-5

The Nightmare of Being a Virtual Assistant

For almost two and a half years I worked as a virtual assistant to consumer attorneys across the country. When I started the job I fielded calls in the evening, and by the end I was a go-to box of answers to my supervisors, the one who took the hard calls and worked business hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. I never needed to Google what time it was in Fayetteville, Ark. or Riverside, Calif. I knew how to spell last names without asking. Some of my attorney clients asked how I was when I transferred their calls and told me about their weekends.

What I Learned Working The Graveyard Shift

Recently, I had become a night guy, one of the go-tos for the 3 and 4 a.m. shifts. That made me part of an unfortunate demographic, the estimated 20 percent of the workforce in developed countries working the overnight shift, a population prone to sleep deprivation, weakened immune systems, and a host of possible medical conditions from high blood pressure to diabetes, even cancer.